If Beale Street could talk: a novel
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New York : Vintage International, [1974].
Physical Desc:
197 pages ; 21 cm.
Rating:
Adult.
Status:
Hoffman Heights
Baldwin, J.
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Baldwin, J.
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Baldwin, J.
Description

This novel is a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, the story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions: affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, the author has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

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First Vintage International edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307275936 (pbk.), 0307275930 (pbk.)

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General Note
Copyright renewed 2002.
General Note
Copyright renewed 2002.
Description
This novel is a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, the story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions: affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, the author has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
Target Audience
Adult.
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Recommended Read, Essence Book Club.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, J. (1974). If Beale Street could talk: a novel. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. 1974. If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel. New York: Vintage International.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel. New York: Vintage International, 1974.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James. If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel. First Vintage International edition. New York: Vintage International, 1974. Print.

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